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  • Crystal Pacific Window & Door Systems recently hosted Rep. Mark Takano (D-CA) at its Riverside, Calif., facility, where he observed the production of vinyl windows, and met with company employees and managers. The congressman's visit to Crystal Pacific was part of his “100 Businesses in 100 Days” tour of manufacturers, exporters, retail stores, construction companies, high-... more »
  • AGC Glass Company North America announced the grand opening of its new Southeast fabrication facility. Located in Atlanta, the facility will have dedicated insulating glass lines to serve both the residential and commercial markets, a CNC machine for heavy glass fabrication, and additional tempering capacity—with oversized tempering capabilities unique to the Southeast region. The 234,... more »
  • Nova Capital has finalized a $214 million deal to buy a portfolio of businesses within Newell Rubbermaid's Hardware group in North America that includes Ashland Hardware Systems, a supplier of hardware to the OEM window and door business, and four other home improvement and hardware brands: Amerock, Bulldog, Drapery Hardware and Shur-Line. "Nova is committed to targeted investment... more »
  • Erdman Automation Corp. and IGis Co. Ltd are partnering to offer a vertical insulating glass production line targeted at the commercial market in North America. The equipment is being built in Korea with components chosen by Erdman for supportability, with its IG tech group supporting all installations from the company’s headquarters in Minnesota. For years there had been no vertical IG... more »
  • PPG Industries has launched a new residential glass website at www.ppgglass.com to help homeowners more easily shop for windows and window glass. The upgraded site also houses a separate resource center for residential window manufacturers.  Divided into five chapters, the site is highlighted by a comprehensive “Understanding Window Glass” section that describes how... more »
  • Global Specialty Gases completed construction of its 12,000-square-foot specialty gases fill plant in Bethlehem, Pa, and has already begun shipping internationally, according to a Sept. 4 press release. The facility, Global Gases’ first location in the United States, is equipped with state-of-the-art filling, blending and analytical equipment, and utilizes Global Specialty Gases’... more »
  • Inc. magazine ranked Solar Innovations Inc. No. 3974 on its seventh annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies, and the most comprehensive look at America’s independent entrepreneurs, according to a Sept. 4 Solar Innovations press release. “We are honored to have been named [in] such a prestigious list featuring quality companies,... more »
  • Officials from Guardian Industries named Rick Zoulek vice president of North American Flat Glass operations. “Rick brings to Guardian leadership skills that will more strongly position us in the competitive and constantly changing flat glass business in North America," says Scott Thomsen, Guardian Glass Group president. "He has the innate ability to connect innovation and... more »
  • Associated Materials, Inc., is expanding its Alside window plant in Kinston, N.C., with plans to invest more than $5 million in the facility over the next five years while adding 252 jobs.  "Creating new manufacturing jobs across North Carolina has been a priority of my administration's economic plan," says North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory, in a WITN report. "We remain... more »
  • Deceuninck North America has acquired the pultrusion assets and related intellectual property of Graham Engineering, a manufacturer of blow molding machinery based in York, Pa. With the purchase, Deceuninck will serve as the sole supplier of pultruded polyurethane window components to Graham Architectural Products. GAP, also based in York, is a sister company to Graham Engineering that... more »